PROJECT MANAGER (100%)
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES CENTER
Administrative Program Specialist (no prefix)
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS SERVED:
Statewide, multi-state and nationwide responsibilities.
OFFICE LOCATION: Environmental Resources Center, 445 Henry Mall, Room 202, Madison, Wisconsin 53706
POSITION PURPOSE AND FOCUS:
The grant-funded Project Manager will manage one or more statewide, multi-state and/or national projects with a multi-disciplinary staff of professionals in and outside of Wisconsin with expertise in adult education, evaluation, marketing, instructional design, natural resource management, curriculum development, and natural resource education/outreach. The Project Manager will work with staff and partners to develop implement and evaluate a targeted program to increase the number of trained professionals providing conservation related services to rural landowners. The project will ensure that trained professionals are capable of producing a high quality product that meets program partner requirements. The Project Manager will ensure that long-term objectives and strategies are collaboratively developed and implemented consistent with project goals.
ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES CENTER (ERC) Mission: The ERC works in collaboration with UW System and UW-Extension, Cooperative Extension county–based colleagues to extend the University to local residents so that they may ensure vibrant, sustainable communities with opportunities for growth and development that are equivalent or greater than those of today. Our mission is to empower individuals and communities to make conscious, well-informed decisions about their environments and the social processes involved in caring for those environments.
PRIMARY DUTIES/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
– Work with ERC Conservation Professional Training Director to delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
– Serve as a primary point person for both internal and external project communication, including developing and maintaining relationships with external and internal project partners
– Create unique protocols and processes to effectively initiate, organize and manage each project
– Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
– Track project milestones and deliverables
– Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations
– Facilitate communication among project team members through face-to-face and web-based formats; identify and assist in resolving project team issues or concerns
– Within the context of project deliverables, determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, then analyze results and troubleshoot problem areas
– Ensure that programmatic and administrative position responsibilities are inclusive and conducted in a manner that enables all potential employees and clientele to have equal access to programs and facilities
– Reach and engage diverse audiences in ways that are inclusive and do not discriminate to ensure full access to programs, facilities and educational services
– Build, strengthen and sustain trust-based relationships to promote cooperative and respectful work environments
– Develop and maintain relationships with programmatic and funding partners in ways that effectively communicate the value of Extension
– Ensure that course products meet Section 508 compliance requirements.
– Be responsive to evolving position, program, office and organizational needs; perform adjusted or additional duties as requested including, but not limited to: Visioning/strategic planning, cost/budget planning and management, contracts, workload analysis, meeting facilitation and quality assurance/control
– Contribute leadership, as needed, to ensure effective Extension office operations
– Make individual arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions
– Travel occasionally at the national and regionally level
– Work evenings and weekends occasionally
The primary accountability relationships for this position are with the Project Co-Directors (hiring authority) and the Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development State Program Office.
TO BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
– Bachelors degree, with a degree or certificate in a field that relates to the responsibilities of this position
– Demonstrated project management skills including grant-writing, budget development, and fiscal resources management
– Demonstrated success managing budgets
– Ability to lead and collaborate actively with others in a team environment; ability to provide staff direction for achieving project objectives
– Demonstrated success in managing and promoting programs with impact in mind, including the ability to communicate impacts to specific audiences
– Ability in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs that utilize multi-disciplinary approaches
– Knowledge and skills to effectively interact with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity
BEST QUALIFIED APPLICANTS MAY ALSO DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
– Documented experience or training in project management
– Demonstrated skill using computers including the internet, word processing, project management software, spreadsheets, and database management programs
– Experience working with diverse partners and independent interests
– Knowledge of complex political environments in which Cooperative Extension works, particularly at regional and state levels, and successful experience in these environments
– Effective group facilitation skills
– Successful volunteer or paid experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences
– Demonstrated skills in building and maintaining professional work environments
– Strong interpersonal relationship and problem-solving skills in a team setting
– Effective communication and presentation skills using a variety of methods and technologies
– Ability to promote Cooperative Extension and its programs through various media and public relations strategies
– Knowledge of the legacy of Cooperative Extension as part of the U.S. system of land-grant institutions, dedicated to service in the public good
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:
This position is a fixed-term terminal academic staff appointment in Cooperative Extension, a division of the University of Wisconsin-Extension that is grant funded for two years with the potential of renewal depending on funding.
This position is subject to UW System, UW-Extension and Cooperative Extension human resource policies. This position description is not intended to be comprehensive in nature given the changes in primary duties/essential job functions and position expectations that can occur over time in response to emerging and assessed community, program and organizational needs. Changes to this position description are subject to the approval of the Cooperative Extension Human Resource Development Office and those to whom the position is accountable.
POSITION BENEFITS AND SALARY:
State of Wisconsin benefits (https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/), including retirement, vacation, sick leave, health insurance, and other insurances. Anticipated starting salary is $48,333.00 and is commensurate with minimum and preferred qualifications and experience.
As an affirmative action employer, UW-Extension provides equal opportunity in programs and employment; and is strongly committed to maintaining a climate supportive of respect for differences and equality of opportunity. UW-Extension does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, disability, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam veteran or any other military service, arrest record or non-program related conviction record. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK:
A background check will be conducted for the finalist candidate. Employment is contingent upon a completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Additionally, UW-Extension reserves the right to verify any/all information you state or imply within your application materials to confirm your qualification(s) prior to appointment to the position.
HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants wishing consideration must apply online and attach all required application documents/materials at the time of application. Applications will be accepted until April 9, 2017. Please click on the link below to apply. http://www.uwex.edu/jobs/ Required application materials are: (1) a cover letter that summarizes how your qualifications meet the expectations of this position; (2) a current resume; (3) contact information for three professional work references, and (4) your college transcript. Unofficial copies of transcript(s) are acceptable when applying for this position. Official transcripts are required upon hire.
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